On This Day

January 2010 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 6 36th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Katherine Heigl win (TV Drama)

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Jan 11 Simon Cowell leaves "American Idol"

Recording Executive Simon Cowell
Recording Executive
Simon Cowell
  • Jan 15 15th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: The Hurt Locker wins Best Film

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Jan 17 67th Golden Globes: Avatar, Jeff Bridges, Sandra Bullock win

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Jan 22 Conan O'Brien's last The Tonight Show episode after a big controversy over the Tonight Show timeslot

TV Host Conan O'Brien
TV Host
Conan O'Brien
  • Jan 31 26th Sundance Film Festival: "Winter's Bone", directed by Debra Granik, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jan 2 "American Idol" singer Jason Castro (22) weds Mandy Mayhall near Dallas, Texas

LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 2 Actor Vince Vaughn (39) weds realtor Kyla Weber in Lake Forest, Illinois

  • Jan 9 Food writer and former fashion model Sophie Dahl (32) weds British jazz singer Jamie Cullum (30) in Hampshire, England

Divorces in Film & TV

  • Jan 14 "Easy Rider" director and actor Dennis Hopper (73) divorces his fifth wife Victoria Duffy due to irreconcilable differences and out-of-control spending

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 4 Donal Donnelly, Irish actor (The Godfather: Part III, Dead), dies of cancer at 78
  • Jan 8 Monica Maughan, Australian actor (b. 1933)
  • Jan 14 Petra Schürmann, German model and TV announcer, Miss World 1956 (b. 1935)
  • Jan 19 Jennifer Lyon American reality television personality (Survivor) (b. 1972)
  • Jan 21 Paul Quarrington, Canadian novelist, playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, musician and educator (b. 1953)
  • Jan 22 Jean Simmons, British actress (Thorn Birds, Guys & Dolls), dies at 80
  • Jan 22 James Mitchell, American dancer and actor (All My Children, Bloomer Girl), dies of pneumonia at 89
  • Jan 22 Johnny Seven [Fetto], American actor (Ironside, Amy Prentiss), dies at 83
  • Jan 24 Pernell Roberts, American actor (Adam-Bonanza, Trapper John MD), dies at 81
  • Jan 27 Zelda Rubinstein, American actress (b. 1933)